Vaccination slots fill up fast as eligibility lowered to 40 – CBC

Appointments for AstraZeneca vaccine at local pharmacies didn’t last long Monday

Apr 20, 2021

Ontarians as young as 40 are now eligible to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but as many are discovering, getting the jab is still no easy task.

Alison Harding-Hlady is among some 200,000 Ottawans who suddenly became eligible Sunday when the minimum age for general vaccination was lowered from 55.

Harding-Hlady said the minute she found out via Twitter, she began adding her name to pharmacy wait-lists. By Monday, she had confirmed her appointment two days later at a local Pharmasave.

“I do very much feel that I just got lucky,” said Harding-Hlady, who already had experience booking vaccination appointments for her parents and grandparents.

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